Foals making Wembley Arena debut

Foals have announced their biggest headline show yet. The band are playing Wembley’s SSE Arena in London on 16 February 2016 as part of their first UK and Ireland arena tour.

Tickets go on general sale from 9 October 2015.

The 2016 trek, with support from Everything Everything, follows their upcoming club tour that spans 10 dates in November and caps an exceedingly busy year for the band.

At the end of August, Yannis Philippakis (vocals/guitar), Jimmy Smith (guitar/keys), Walter Gervers (bass), Jack Bevan (drums) and Edwin Congreave (keys) released ‘What Went Down’, their fourth album.

Preceded by two singles, the title track and ‘Mountain At My Gates’, the James Ford-produced set was launched at The Village Underground, followed by surprise sets at the Reading and Leeds Festivals.

‘What Went Down’ and the upcoming arena tour are just the latest steps in Foals’ ongoing ascension that began with 2007’s ‘Antidotes’. By 2013 and the release of their third album, Holy Fire’, they were playing two shows in a day at Royal Albert Hall, and headlining Bestival, Latitude, and Parklife festivals for the first time.

As the year drew to a close, they’d played 155 shows across the world, travelled 135 110 miles, and nabbed honours like Q Awards Best Live Act as well as a Mercury Prize nomination.


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